Justin Rex, Ph.D.

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Justin Rex, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Public Policy and Administration
Phone: 419-372-2921
Email: jmrex@bgsu.edu
Address: 116 Williams Hall

AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Midwest Political Science Association
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Biography

Justin Rex is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Bowling Green State University. He teaches course in the Master of Public Administration Program as well as undergraduate courses in Public Administration and Public Policy. He received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Wayne State University. He received a B.A. in Political Science, a B.A. in Sociology, and a minor in Economics from Bowling Green State University. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Shawnee State University, a Senior Lecturer in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne Sate University, and research in the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University.
 
His research and teaching interests are in Public Policy and Administration, American Government, and Law. His current research examines federal regulatory policy, specifically the role of agency capture at the federal banking regulators leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. He has also published articles on the US Presidency about the president’s ability to control the public policy agenda and the implications of this control for the balance of power between the president and Congress. His law-focused research examines Supreme Court first amendment cases as well as food and consumer policy. He is currently beginning a project examining the lack of criminal prosecutions for individuals in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Regulatory Policy
  • Financial Regulation
  • The Presidency
  • Law
  • Program Evaluation

Education

  • Ph.D in Political Science, Wayne State University (2013)
  • M.A. in Political Science, Wayne State University (2010)
  • B.A. in Political Science, Bowling Green State University (2008)
  • B.A. in Sociology, Bowling Green State University (2008)

Selected Publications

Rex, Justin. (Forthcoming). "Scoundrel or Scapegoat? Reassessing the Office of Thrift Supervision’s Performance Before the 2008 Financial Crisis.” Administration & Society.
 
Browne, M. Neil, Facundo Bouzat, and Justin Rex. (Forthcoming). “The Unfortunate Role of Farm Subsidies as a Stimulus for Inequality and Obesity.” Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law, Policy and Ethics.
 
Rex, Justin. (2014). “Wartime Deliberation: The Perils of Presidential Rhetoric Before War.” White House Studies, 12 (4), 321-341.
 
Browne, M. Neil, Justin Rex, and David L. Herrera. (2012). “The Potential Tension Between a 'Free Marketplace of Ideas' and the Fundamental Purpose of Free Speech.” The Akron Journal of Constitutional Law and Policy, vol 3, 55-82.
 
Rex, Justin. (2011). “The President's War Agenda: A Rhetorical View.” Presidential Studies Quarterly, 41 (1), 93-118.
 
Rex, Justin and David J. Jackson. (2009). “Window of Opportunity? Internet Gambling in Canada.” Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques, 35 (1), 121-37.
 
Browne, M. Neil, Curtis Bunner, and Justin Rex. (2008). “Concealment of Information in Consumer Transactions in the U.S., Sweden, and China: A Window to the Relationship between Individualism and Regulation.” Loyola Consumer Law Review, 20 (3), 270.
 
Rex, Justin and David J. Jackson. (2007). “The Options for Internet Gambling in Canada.” ACSUS Occasional Papers On Public Policy Series, 1 (3), 1-7.
      -Reprinted in 2008 in the American Review of Canadian Studies, 38 (2), 221-231.

Conference Presentations

Rex, Justin. “Diagnosis Capture: A Typology for Defining and Pinpointing Agency Capture.” Presented at the MPSA National Conference, April 7-10, 2016
 
Rex, Justin. “Rethinking the Sources of Agency Power: The Costs and Benefits of Agency Discretion.” Presented at the MPSA National Conference, April 16-19, 2015.
 
Sarbaugh-Thompson, Marjorie and Justin Rex. “Budget Battles: Executive vs. Legislative Control When Revenue is Scarce.” Presented at the State Politics and Policy Conference, May 15-17, 2014.
 
Rex, Justin. "Scoundrel or Scapegoat? Reassessing the Office of Thrift Supervision’s Performance Before the 2008 Financial Crisis.” Presented at the Midwest Public Affairs Conference, March 27-29, 2014.
 
Rex, Justin. “Discretion is the Lifeblood of Capture: Regulatory Capture at the Office of Thrift Supervision and the 2008 Financial Crisis.” Presented at the MPSA National Conference, April 11-14, 2013.
 
Rex, Justin and Spencer Headworth.  "The Perverse Consequences of Financial Deregulation and Street Crime Overregulation." Presented at the MPSA National Conference, March 31-April 3, 2011.
 
Rex, Justin. "Wartime Deliberation: The Perils of Presidential Rhetoric Before War." Presented at the MPSA National Conference, April 22-25, 2010.
 
Rex, Justin and Patrick Emery. "All Consuming: The Character(s) of Capitalism in the Works of Don DeLillo." Presented at the MPSA National Conference, April 22-25, 2010.
 
Rex, Justin. "The President's War Agenda: A Rhetorical View." Presented at the MPSA National Conference, April 2-5, 2009.
 
Browne, M. Neil and Justin Rex. "The Supreme Court and the Marketplace of Ideas: Paradigm of Perfect Competition." Presented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, March 20, 2009.
 
Browne, M. Neil, Curtis Bunner, and Justin Rex. “Concealment and the Regulation of Advertising in China and the U.S.” Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference August 11-14, 2007.


Courses Taught

Fall 2016

  • POLS 3030 Introduction to Public Administration
  • POLS 6210 Public Administration Theory and Behavior